Before you make up plans for your weight loss journey, it is important to remember that the most crucial steps in this journey start in your head. Here’s how! It is very easy to get started, but difficult to keep going, here’s where your mental conviction and determination comes into play. It is not easy to break old bad habits and it requires a lot of will power and determination, motivation to look and feel your best, all this starts in your head, it’s you and only you who’ll keep motivating yourself and keep pushing to break the old habits and embrace a positive life style change. This conviction and determination will take you a long way in achieving your weight loss goals. Setting realistic goals and going step by step is important in your weight loss journey.
Set realistic goals and know what you want
It is important to set goals that are suitable in your situation, your health condition and the ability to lose weight; it could be for lowering your risk of diabetes or high blood pressure, or for cosmetic reasons. Whatever the reason maybe it is a win win! You’d look good, feel good, and less will be the probability of having diseases from unhealthy weight. By not getting anxious and setting practical goals and working on them step by step is really going to work. Thinking of making daily meal plans for your weight loss? Create a meal plan at the beginning of every week, and do your grocery accordingly, write down your meal plans and try sticking by them.
Consult a professional
You may or may not need a dietician depending on your situation, if you are struggling with losing weight or have ailments or certain health conditions that are making you unsure of taking up a weight loss plan then you should consider hiring a dietician. The fact of the matter is there is no one magic formula for weight loss, what works for another person might not work you, therefore it is a good idea to make up your mind and consider hiring a professional. Working with a dietician will help you get a plan that is customized for you and suits your lifestyle, dietary needs and medical conditions if there are any, also the meal plan will include the foods you are most likely to eat. So stop thinking and re-thinking and consult a dietician, a dietician will be the best person to get you started and keep you motivated.
Believe you can do it
This is the most important thing to do, believe that you could lose weight if you try, self-belief will take you a long way, even if you have failed at a weight loss plan previously, there should be nothing that stops you. Sure, there would be days when you would skip a healthy meal and binge on something unhealthy, and skip an exercise class, it is important to stay positive and stay motivated. Taking one step forward and one step backward doesn’t matter, what’s important is to keep going. The more realistic your weight loss goals are, the easier it would be to achieve them. Focus on losing 1-2 pounds a week, and be consistent with your goals; also track your weight loss goals. Track it with an app or a pen and paper; you should know what you have achieved. Tracking your exercise and daily meals can help you find out what’s working for your body and what’s not.